VIDEO PODCAST: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors.
Ellen MacDonald-Kramer is a Canadian writer and opera historian based in London, UK. She completed her MA degree in musicology at Toronto's York University, where she also studied voice with renowned mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin. The castrati are Ellen's research specialty, but she has many interests and enjoys mixing disciplines (for example, she has studied the character of the opera singer in classic literature). In addition to articles and reviews, she writes fiction and currently has a novel manuscript in circulation.